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NS5136 - Pharmacology and Clinical Midwifery Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The purpose of this subject is to prepare the students to be a safe, competent practitioner commensurate with industry expectations of an entry level graduate midwife. This subject is underpinned by the core principles of primary health care, woman centred and value based care (Page, 2000). Graduates will demonstrate the ability to critically reflect upon knowledge acquired in the clinical environment and facilitate care that is consistent with their skills and knowledge in an appropriate safe manner. Content will explore the midwifery skills which define contemporary midwifery practice and begin the journey to an autonomous midwife. Graduates are expected to foster a supportive, holistic midwifery culture for all childbearing women and families they encounter in the pregnancy and birth continuum.

Learning Outcomes

  • (1) demonstrate the ANMC competencies, behaviours, ethical frameworks and professional responsibilities commensurate with the expectation of a graduate midwife; (2) synthesize familiar, complex and challenging occurrences in the pregnancy continuum; (3) apply a contemporary body of knowledge and technical skill; and to design, implement and evaluate midwifery care that is supportive, holistic and recognises every womans right to self-determination;
  • (4) apply primary health care principles and social determinants of health to develop and communicate strategies to promote and optimise health, welfare and autonomy of childbearing women and their families; (5) provide culturally appropriate care that is collaborative and in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childbearing women and their families; (6) evaluate and apply established and emerging evidence and concepts in their midwifery practice;
  • (7) in partnership with the woman appropriately consult with interdisciplinary professionals to ensure they provide safe, effective, woman and family centered care; (8) demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability for their professional development.
Prerequisites: NS5131 AND NS5132 AND NS5133 AND NS5134

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching 09-Feb-2015 to 13-Feb-2015
Coordinator: Ms Rosalind Lock
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars - 5-day residential block Townsville campus 9-13 February 2015 inclusive
  • 13 weeks professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); competency in examination of the well neonate [sat/unsat] (%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance at 5-day residential school held at JCU Townsville Campus 9 to 13 February 2015 inclusive and satisfactory completion of practical components

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.